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serving up original, creative and unusual combinations. you can grab something simple like a grilled cheese sandwich or something unique like curry. we areher here in the average eight -- upper haight. you will be competing in the quick buy food challenge. an appetizer and if you are the winner you will get the title of the quitck bite "chompion." i am here with matt cohen, from off the grid.
>> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique heurban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks. the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or strong, the rise of social media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are
interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear? >> it will be easy.
probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned
beef and cabbage. we are asking people what they're thinking in getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people i am sure this combination looks very wrong. it might not sound right on paper but when you taste it to or have it in your mouth, it is a variety. this is one of the best ways in creating community. people gather around and talk about it and get to know different cultures. that brings people together and i hope more off the grid style and people can mingle and interact and remove all our differences and work on our similarities. this creates opportunity. >> the time has come and i am very hungry. what have you got? >> i got this from on the go, a
sandwich, and a caramel cupcake. i went with home cooking. what de think? >> i will have another bite. >> sounds good. >> that was fantastic. let's start with you. >> i had the fried mac and cheese, and twinkies. i wanted to get something kind of classic with a twist on it. >> it was crispy. >> i will admit. >> want to try fieried mac and
cheese? >> was that the best twinkie? >> would you say you had the winning male? >> definitely. >> no. >> you are the "chompion." clair has won. you are the first "chompion." >> they know it iwas me because i got a free meal. and check a map on -- check them out on facebook. take a peek at the stuff we have cut. to get our -- check out our blog.
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♪ >> hi, my name is jamie hopper and i am with the san francisco recreation and parks department. we are featuring the wonderfully romantic part rotations in your very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here, san francisco's heavily forested hill. a favorite for couples and a dog walkers.
both have a significant stand with a live oak forest. the romantic paths that meander up and down are under a canopy of ochre, redwood, cyprus, and eucalyptus. chill out in this pleasant environment and you might seem butterflies and dandelions. blue jays fly between the tall eucalyptus. one of this the parking is accessible. take the six, 24, or 37 bus. we share the pathways, we walked the dogs, and we have and enjoy the beautiful view that the park has to offer. this is a place to take someone special and enjoy a beautiful look out. >> welcome to corona heights
located in the heart of the castro district. it offers a spectacular view of the downtown skyline. the iconic bridge and on towards the east bay. >> is one of the city's best kept secrets. it is hardly ever crowded and on any given sunday, you will probably run into a few locals. you can get there without any parking worries. locals bring their four-legged friends to run freely. at a small patch of grass for small dogs. >> is wonderful for the city to have these kinds of parks. and the dog owners really appreciate it. >> take time to notice the wonderful wild flowers. and keep your head up on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. take your camera and be prepared for views that you will not soon forget. this summer, there were
beautiful red rock formations and are perfect to relax with someone special while you watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great luck out. and we are at mount davidson. it has the highest point of elevation in san francisco heading 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. don't forget the dogs and enjoy all the pathways and trails that surround you. >> that provides a peaceful oasis of public open space and great hiking trails. >> the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. and get some fresh air.
the view is fantastic. >> wear sturdy shoes to come for the western slope drills were the overgrown vegetation gives the feeling of being in a rain forests. not davidson is also a great part to escape from the noise and bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop be right at the entrance. it is quite a hike. it is worth every step of the way and you can bring someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is very enchanting. it is a popular spot for strolling as well as hot boats that can be rented at the boathouse.
created in 1893, it was designed for it, got for horse-drawn carriages. that surrounds a strawberry hill island and the wild strawberries once flourished. 110 ft waterfalls, and they connect the strawberry hill island where they fall of the shoreline and climb the highest point at more than 400 feet. you can still catch a glimpses of the western side of the city that makes the hilltop here romantic luck out. for public transit, take the train. it has a peaceful atmosphere where you could enjoy the warm san francisco de. watch many lighting.
it is a tranquil spot to stroll and enjoy the company, rent a boat, and sail away. many couples come to take a boat ride around the lake. passing the chinese pavilions and of the waterfalls. making for a very memorable and a magical experience. located on nineteenth avenue, the wondrous growth is the place to wear your hiking boots, bring the family, don't forget the dog. there are so many strolls to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. that allows you to meander around the trees and there are perfect for the wooded environment.
>> i enjoy the history behind the space. the diversity of major out here in the city and the concrete streets and cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment that reminds us. >> there is plenty of parking. plentiful transit on the 23, 28, or 91 buskin the there easily. and the park is 88 accessible. on the west as high in lake, one of the few remaining natural lakes. this is your chance to stroll around the lake hand in hand and let the kids run free. there are many birds to watch. they'll find some solitude and appreciate what you can share with great strolls and wonderful breath of fresh air.
come and experience of lafayette park and enjoy the people with picnics in the sunshine. this is a place to take an afternoon stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located in the middle of pacific heights on top of the rolling hills, it offers a great such a square and a large trees hall porter the grass and greenery. the park features comfortable tables and benches, a playground, restroom, and more at the end of the park. there are plenty of areas for football and frisbee. it is a couples park with a multitude of activities you can experience together. trauma on the pathway for the entire park, who watched the dog friendly community. enjoy all the lafayette park has to offer.
you can soak up the sun. this wonderful heart is a majestic place you can share with someone you cherished. it is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, at 97. it is eta accessible. starting off our hectic segment, we're at the lovely and historic palace of fine arts. originally built for the 1915 panama pacific exposition, it is situated along san francisco's northern waterfront. the palace of fine arts is accessible and easily reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. with the elegant rotunda, set
against the reflecting waters of the surrounding lagoons and fragrant eucalyptus trees, it is one of san francisco's most romantic settings for a special dates and memorable proposals. it is also a perfect picnic spot rican relax with that special someone while the waters and fountains in the lagoon grazing as the swans go gracefully by. and many locations along the lagoon, it is an ideal place to walk around with your loved one. the palace of fine arts is the most popular wedding location. those events are a variablea -- available at sfrecpark.org. >> the garden contains plans referred to by william shakespeare's plants. welcome to the beautiful and unique shakespeares garden in the famous golden gate park.
located near the museum at the california academy of sciences, it was designed in 1928 by the california spring blossom had wildflower association. flowers and plants played an important tool of imagery extensively throughout shakespeare's literary masterpieces. here is the truly enchanting in a tranquil garden tucked away on the path behind a charming a that leaves its romantic magic. this garden is the spot to bring your day. stroller around and appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the overarching cherry trees and the brick walls, the enchanting as envisaged in the rustic sundial. sure the birds words as he read the plaques on the brick wall that fill the garden full of shakespearean lines and verses from plays. the garden is a sweet jam to share with someone special.
pack a picnic, find a lovely bench, enjoy the sunshine and soft breezes and let the words of shakespeare take you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. have no parking worries by hopping on the 29 bus. it is also accessible. >> in just a little park located at the bottom of the hill, it is a secret garden with an infamous and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, one from the bottom of lombard street, it is the top of our list for most intimate picnic setting. avoid all tourist cars by hopping on the cable cars. for the 30, 41, 45, or 91 bus.
installed by rec and park in 2006, and they are accessible. the garden was designed by famous landscape architect in 1957. the best is yet to be, it is inscribed the sundial at the park. a lush oasis anchored by twin gazebos, lovely >>, and splashes of color year round. this is the place to tell someone something special for the place to declare the commitment you share. weddings and event reservations are available for this historic hidden gem. >> we know there are many other 11 romantic parts in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this short tour of these roles available every day. i am jaime hopper with the recreation and parks department. until next time, don't forget to
get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other park location, call. this number is best for special events, weddings, headaches, and the county fair building. or for any aquatics fields at a neighborhood parks. you can write us at permit consideration. or just walking in and say hello at old log cabin stone lake drive at golden gate park. and you can find more information on line.